International Vocational Education and Training Association

Eastern and Western Africa

Vice President for this Region:



Ayonmike Chinyere Shirley (Mrs.) Ph.D - Nigeria


Dr. (Mrs.) Ayonmike, Chinyere Shirley is a Lecturer in the Department of Technical and Business Education, Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria. She is the Head of Unit, Computer Science Education and Co-ordinator, Computer Science Education, Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme. She has special interest in Industrial Technology Education research, with over 20 research works published in both national and international reputable journals. Ayonmike C.S. has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Technical Education. A member of academic/professional bodies with distinctive contributions: International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA)-USA-Liaison-Officer (2014-date), Nigeria Vocational Association (NVA)-Treasurer (2011-date), member Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association(AVETRA), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and Association for Career Technical Education Research (ACTER). Ayonmike C.S. is happily married to Joseph and blessed with a lovely daughter Anino.

REGION END OF YEAR REPORT


1.     The Office of the Regional Vice President, Eastern and Western Africa has continued to promote and market IVETA when any opportunity arises. Recently, the Dean of Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria contacted the IVETA Regional Office to help the institution source for partners to build and equip TVET workshops for the Department of Technical Education, Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria.  As such, the IVETA Eastern and Western Africa wrote letters to several organizations for them to express interest in the proposed project, feedbacks were received from three organizations  namely:
i.               Delonrenzo Spa in Italy
ii.             Devotra in Netherland
iii.            Labtech in Asia


Labtech an IVETA partner was invited for presentation and submission of proposal to supply electrical and electronics teaching aids and equipments. The Local Representative of Labtech in Nigeria, Mr. Dominic Uvieghara of O’hara Limited presented the proposal on behalf of Labtech.


2.     IVETA EASTERN AND WESTERN AFRICA PARTICIPATION IN BTVET EDUCATION EXHIBITION WEEK ORGANISED BY UGANDA PARLIAMENTARY FORUM ON QUALITY EDUCATION.



Hon. Twesigye John Ntamuhiira (MP) the immediate past Regional Vice President of IVETA Eastern and Western Africa invited IVETA VP Eastern and Western Africa and requested that her invitation be extended to members to attend Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Quality Education Week at the Uganda Parliament with the theme “Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Institutions and their role in skills development,”. The event was schedule for 24th – 26th October 2017 which was later postponed to 28th-30th November 2017. On receiving this invitation from Hon. Twesigye John Ntamuhiira, the Office of the Regional Vice President IVETA Eastern and Western Africa forwarded the information to all IVETA members in the Region and some from other regions. Members expressed interest to attend but due to the change in date, some were not able to attend. The IVETA Team that attended the programme presented papers as their contribution in improving the quality of BTVET in Uganda and beyond. The following papers were presented by IVETA Team Members:

S/N

Name/Address

Title of Paper

1.

Mrs. Ayonmike Chinyere Shirley PhD

(IVETA Regional Vice President Eastern and Western Africa/Team Leader)

Department of Technical Education,

Delta State University,

PMB 1, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

Email: chinyereshirley@ymail.com

Towards Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Global Partnerships in Africa and Beyond: Implication for Quality Education

 

2.

Arinaitwe Dinavence

Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences, Kyambogo University Campus,

Uganda

Email: dinavence@yahoo.com

Exploring an Interplay Between School-Based and Work Place Learning Under Vocational Pedagogy

3.

Dr. (Mrs.) Jane Itohan Oviawe

Department of Vocational and Technical Education,

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

Email: janeoviawe@yahoo.com

Revamping Technical Vocational Education and Training through Public/Private Partnership for Skill Development

 

4.

Mr. Igberadja Serumu

Office of the Regional Vice President,

IVETA Eastern and Western Africa,

Department of Technical Education, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

Email: zerumujack@yahoo.co.uk

The Roles of Stakeholders in Building the Right Environment for Quality Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Sub Saharan Africa: Implication for Sustainable Livelihood and Development

 

5.

Dr. Ajambo Lucy

Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences, Kyambogo University Campus,

Uganda

Email: lucyajambo@gmail.com

Learning Theories: Their Relevance to Ensure Quality and Effective Teaching in Vocational Education Training Institutions and Workplaces

 


 
The BTVET Exhibition lasted for 3 days and IVETA Team participated in all the programmes. Furthermore to improve BTVET in Uganda, IVETA Team recommended the following to the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Quality Education (UPF-QE) and the Forum of Educational NGOs in Uganda (FENU):
 
i.               BTVET should be introduced at all levels of their educational curriculum.
ii.             There should be improved funding of the BTVET sector.
iii.            Global partnerships with TVET organizations and industries to improve the BTVET Sector should be taken seriously.
iv.            Needs assessment survey/research should be conducted to identify the skills need of the labour market, so as to guide in the reviewing of BTVET curriculum to address the needs of the society.
As well, to promote IVETA and to maintain a working relationship with the Ugandan government and BTVET sector in Uganda, award was given to 4 out of 8 nominees in recognition of their contribution to the growth and development of BTVET in Uganda, by the VP IVETA Eastern and Western Africa Region. Below were the awardees:
i.               Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga -Speaker of Parliament of Uganda

ii.             Twesigye John Ntamuhiira (Hon.)- Vice Chairman Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Quality Education
iii.            Hon.  Janet Kataaha Museveni   - Minister of Education and Sports
iv.             Hon. Dr. Tumwesigye Elioda-Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation  

The Chairperson of the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Quality Education Hon. Margeret Rwabushaija Namubiru thanked IVETA for their meaningful contribution to the success of the BTVET Exhibition Week and promise to work with IVETA to promote BTVET in Uganda and beyond. On the part of Hon Twesigye John Ntamuhiira he was impressed by the IVETA Team and the Charisma of the Regional Vice President Mrs. Ayonmike Chinyere Shirley PhD in promoting IVETA. He assured the Vice President of his continuous support for IVETA programmes. As well certificate of participation were given to members of the IVETA Team and as well to IVETA as an organization.


3.     Membership Drive
As part of  promotion of IVETA, with the sole aim of getting more members, the IVETA Team Visited 4 BTVET institutions. Hon Twesigye John Ntamuhiira made arrangement for the Team to visit the UBTEB where IVETA Regional Office was located. Also, other institutions visited were arranged by the 2 IVETA Team members from Uganda (Lucy Ajambo and Dinavence Arinaitwe).
 
UBTEB Visit
The IVETA Team was well received by the Secretary of UBTEB. The Vice President introduced the team and further asked if UBTEB has been able to update their membership and the secretary confirmed that they have updated their membership. The Secretary took members of the team to the IVETA Regional Office which is at the UBTEB premises. He assured IVETA that UBTEB will continue to partner IVETA in their programmes. As a mark of honour, the IVETA Vice President decorated the secretary with IVETA’s broach.
Makerere University Visit
The IVETA team visited Makerere University to see what the equipment for training are like, if they are in line with what is obtainable in the world of work and to sensitize TVET professionals on the need and benefits of joining IVETA. The team was impressed with the research laboratory for Food Technology, as well with the interest shown by vocational institution professionals.
Nakawa Technical Teachers Institutes
IVETA team visited Nakawa Technical Institutes to see what the equipment for training were like, whether they were in line with what is obtainable in the world of work. The team was impressed with the TVET facilities on ground which reflected the true work situation. There, TVET professionals were sensitized on the need and benefits of joining IVETA.
 
Kyambogo University Visit
Lucy Ajambo and Dinavence Arinaitwe arranged for IVETA Team to meet with their TVET teachers, undergraduates and post graduate students in Vocational Pedagogy Department. The aim of the meeting was to promote IVETA and to educate them on the need of joining IVETA. At that meeting 43 of the students expressed interest to join IVETA.

9.         Proposed 2018 IVETA Eastern and Western Africa Regional Conference

            The Office of the Regional Vice President IVETA Eastern and Western Africa is at the planning stage and proposal to organize her 2018 Regional Conference information will be forwarded to the Headquarters for approval as soon as possible.

10. Season Greetings from IVETA Eastern and Western Africa

            On behalf of members of IVETA Eastern and Western Africa, I wish all members of IVETA a blissful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Thank you and be blessed.

Mrs. Ayonmike Chinyere Shirley Ph.D


IVETA EASTERN AND WESTERN AFRICA MID YEAR REPORT

Thanks to members of IVETA for your supports, and in finding me worthy to serve as the Regional Vice President of Eastern and Western Africa Region. Below are the happenings so far:

  • 1.     I assumed office in January 1st, 2017 as the Regional Vice President, and started by sending sensitization letters to TVET institutions and industries to encourage new members to join IVETA, which to some extent is yielding result in membership drive. As well, letter to encourage old members whose membership have elapsed to renew their membership.
  • 2.     The letter of sensitization sent to TVET institutions and industries also have started yielding positive results; the Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board (DSTVEB) indicated interest in working with IVETA, as such meeting was scheduled to meet with the delegation of IVETA Eastern and Western Africa. The aim of the meeting was to introduce IVETA and how IVETA can help improve TVET in Delta State Nigeria. Consequently, the DSTVEB has mandated IVETA to seek for training collaboration with global TVET institutions and industries - this is ongoing.
  • 3.     I have written to Delta State government to solicit for support for an office space with the aim of making IVETA Eastern and Western Africa Regional Office visible and accessible to members and would be members. But, I am yet to get feedback on that, discussion is ongoing.
  • 4.     IVETA Eastern and Western Africa, has been able to link an Italian manufacturing industry; De Lorenzo Engineering Training Solutions to Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board (DSTVEB) for the purpose of improving TVET in Delta State , Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria.
  • 5.     TVET experts are rallying round IVETA for support and are identifying areas where they can collaborate/partner with IVETA for the purpose of promoting TVET in Africa.

Mrs. Ayonmike, Chinyere Shirley Ph.D

Regional Vice President,

IVETA Eastern and Western Africa.


 

John Ntamuhiira Twesigye, Uganda - Past Vice President

Hon. Twesigye John Ntamuhiira, who was born on 26th July 1967, is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bunyaruguru County, Rubirizi District in the 10th Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

Outside Politics, he is the Chairperson Board of Directors for Bunyaruguru Vocational College Rubirizi, and Johnass International College of Health Sciences. These two are Privately Owned Family Institutions that supplement government’s effort in Vocational Skills Training in Technical & Health Sciences respectively.

Until recently when he decided to join active Politics, he was the Executive Secretary (ES) of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board, A Uganda Government Statutory Body responsible for conduct of Examinations for the Business, Technical and Vocational Professions in Uganda. While at UBTEB as ES,

He was the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the UBTEB,

Mr. Twesigye has experience of over 24 years in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). He has taught and worked at different levels in TVET Institutions. Before becoming the ES of UBTEB, he had served as a Principal of Uganda Technical Colleges of Bushenyi and Elgon for close to 10 years.





   Countries in the Region:

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cabo Verde

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central Africa Republic

Chad

Congo, Republic of

Cote Divoire

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia

Eritrea

Gabon

Gambia, The

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Kenya

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Mayotte

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

São Tomé and Principe

Senegal

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

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